shapewear

Doctors Discuss The Scary Side Effects Of Spanx

Anyone who’s ever worn shapewear undergarments like Spanx can tell you they feel like a medieval torture chamber for your internal organs, but hey, a little kidney squeezing never hurt…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 22, 2014 - 9:30 am

Corset Sales Are Skyrocketing, But Why?

Beyonce wears one onstage. So does Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. Ebay has sold 1,900 of them in the past three months. Vintage boutiques are marking up their prices…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 21, 2012 - 9:20 am

Maternity Shapewear: Wrong Or Just?

Most of us wear shapewear to try to eliminate any hanging belly. But what if your pooch is something you really can’t get rid of? As in, you’re seven months…

Leonora Epstein | June 23, 2010 - 11:40 am

We Tried It: ShaToBu, Calorie-Burning Shapewear

I’ll just come out and say it: I wear really ugly underwear. We’re talking, like, epic granny panties here. As a basic type of girl, I’m just not into the…

Leonora Epstein | June 22, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Nip And Tuck Without Going Under The Knife

Lately, it seems everywhere I turn I’m bombarded with images and stories of celebrity plastic surgery. I gawked at the TV incredulously as Heidi Montag revealed her plethora of cosmetic…

Yasmin Zar | June 9, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Walk It Off (Literally) In Fat-Burning Underwear

Losing weight is actually quite a simple mathematical equation. All you have to do is reduce your calorie intake, increase your energy output, or both. However, thanks to the powers…

Leonora Epstein | May 24, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Spanx To Celebs Like Beyonce, The Shapewear Market Is, Uh, Expanding

Shapewear: we used to call them granny panties. And maybe you still do (granny-chic is in now, anyhow), but tummy-tucking undies are no longer for the geriatric set. We’ve seen…

Leonora Epstein | April 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Maxi-Spanx, Anyone?

As if thigh-slimming Spanx weren’t embarrassing enough, the company now makes these torso-covering panties. The brief style comes attached to a panel of super-tight elastic material, which goes up so…

Leonora Epstein | March 5, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Dresses With Built-In Corset Shapewear Get Male “Pulses Racing”

Shapewear is a wonderful (yet uncomfortable) invention. But for many, it brings about the irreconcilable Bridget Jones dilemma. Wear tummy-tucking device to increase chances of getting laid, only to terrify…

Leonora Epstein | January 12, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Fashion Test Drive: Assets Fantastic Firmer Mid-Thigh Short

The other day I had on a sexy sweater-dress from Madewell. Well, it would have been really sexy if static hadn’t made it cling to my lace tights. By the…

Annika Harris | November 16, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Do We Want To Show Off Our Fat Or Suck It In?

The NY Times just can’t decide today—on the one hand, they are singing the virtues of embracing the chunk, on the other, they’re all over a new men’s “shapewear” line…

Nina Carbone | July 16, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Sucking-Tummy-In-Panties Look A Little Less Scary With Lace

Shapewear will never be the most attractive undergarments—cue Bridget Jones swatting away Daniel Cleaver from gawping at her control-top panties—but at least Spanx are making an effort to look less…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2009 - 10:45 am